19 February 2016

Spectra-Physics unveils new high peak power, compact ultrafast laser

Spectra-Physics® introduces femtoTrain™ 1040-5, a compact, fixed wavelength, femtosecond laser that deliver high energies and peak powers. The new laser offers <220 fs pulse widths, >0.5 mJ pulse energies, and >2 MW peak powers, making it an ideal source for medical and bio-imaging applications, including optogenetics for photoactivation.

“Delivering exceptional femtosecond performance from a compact, proven industrial platform, femtoTrain 1040-5 is perfect for sensitive applications that thrive on high peak powers, including optogenetics and microsurgery,” says Tommi Hakulinen, product manager at Spectra-Physics Rankweil. “The new laser is a significant addition to our market-leading portfolio of ultrafast lasers for bio-imaging and medical applications.”

The femtoTrain platform provides excellent beam quality, low noise and outstanding long-term stability. femtoTrain 1040-5 outputs >5 W at 10 MHz repetition rate in the infrared at 1040 nm. The laser is equipped with long-life diodes and an ultra-stable sealed optical cavity design for high reliability and low cost of ownership.

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